According to the new rules passed by the government of India, an ambulance has right of way and anybody obstructing it will end up paying a fine, as well as face legal action.
As a first for this rule, a resident of Delhi has been the first offender and has been fined by the Delhi police for blocking an Ambulance.
A white Mercedes with a VIP registration was the first vehicle to be fined INR 2,000 for obstructing an Ambulance and was also caught on video by the police.
The ambulance was carrying a heart from FMRI, Gurgaon to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute in Delhi. A 32 km stretch between the two hospitals was specially created by Gurgaon and Delhi Police force.
Muktesh Chander, Special Commissioner of Police (Traffic) said, "Our pilot vehicle was leading the way for the ambulance and we had fitted it with a rear camera which videographed the journey. A white Mercedes car has been caught on video not giving the ambulance right of way. We have traced its owner through its registration number and an officer will be sent to his residence with a challan of Rs 2000."
Will just fines do the job? Is it that easy to get away with an INR 2,000 fine for not letting a person survive?
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